by lightingman2003 Contributor
Contributor

Has Wifi Calling been de-prioritised in iOS 11.3?

Ever since iOS 11.3 landed last week, I have been seeing strange activity with Wifi Calling. In one part of my house, I now cant get Wifi calling (as I have a perfect 4G signal), yet as soon as I go to another part of my house, Wifi calling kicks back in. 

 

A quick Google search has indicated that this seems to be a very little known about new feature of iOS 11.3:

http://piunikaweb.com/2018/04/03/ios-11-3-nasty-surprise-t-mobile-prioritises-cellular-over-wifi-cal...

 

Granted this is an American page, but it matches my symptoms exactly. 

 

I did some testing here, and my findings matched the article:

 

1) In a perfect Signal area (and whilst connected to Wifi), turn on AirPlane mode

2) Wifi calling will now activate

3) Turn off AirPlane mode and Wifi calling will de-activate when you reconnect to 4G. 

 

If this is the case, then its not a problem but it would have been nice to have been told!

1 REPLY 1
by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Has Wifi Calling been de-prioritised in iOS 11.3?

Hi @lightingman2003

 

It seems so, see @Chris_B post here.

 

It only activates in poor signal areas. This should save battery power in the iPhone. 

 

Thanks

 

 




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